Always getting better.
The plan for Carolin Weissert was to be sitting in a bank today and advising customers on how best to invest their money, optimise their old-age pensions or spend their capital. After all, she had successfully completed her work-study programme in finance/banking. But during her studies, she noticed that there was an area that she liked better: human resources. That is why it was an easy decision for her to hit the “reset” button and develop her skills in this field instead. She did so during an internship at Bertrandt in Mönsheim.
“I have been here since 1 October 2018 and the internship ends in March. Let’s see how it continues – so far it’s been fun, at least,” says Carolin Weissert. This is of course down to the many-layered tasks that she handles in her team: from appointment coordination in recruiting and care for new colleagues to personnel development. She can also showcase her talent in special projects, such as organising Bertrandt career days for clients.
“We are a really strong team here, with a good atmosphere and great cohesion. Even as a new member I was quickly integrated and have the feeling of always being part of it.” Thus, she already noticed at her personal interview that Bertrandt offered a lot to its interns and took every step to make sure all employees could always improve themselves. So it’s no surprise that her commute to Mönsheim of just under an hour is not a problem for her. “In fact, I look forward to every new working day – the distance doesn't bother me.”
That doesn’t mean that she is at a loss as to what to do with her free time, however. Rather the opposite. But in sport too, she has the same motto as in her professional life: “It’s about constantly developing yourself. Training on the job or fitness training: if you stay focused and are always open to new experiences, you quickly improve and have more fun.” It is a position that already opened up new challenges for her after leaving school and has expanded her horizons. “During a social project with street children in the Philippines, I fell in love with the country and its people. And I hope that I will soon be able to go back, to see whether there has been positive development there, too.”